06/13/2013 12:05 pm ET

DuPage County Cubs? Suburb Hopes To Lure Team From The City


While Cubs' negotiations over renovations at 99-year-old Wrigley Field continue to sputter, another Chicago suburb is putting out their welcome mat with the hopes of luring the ball team out of the city.

DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin said Wednesday his county is currently working to put together a plan for the Cubs to relocate to DuPage after being approached by an anonymous individual associated with the Ricketts family, the Daily Herald reports.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the county is now feverishly scouting possible locations where a Wrigley "replica" could be built. They've already identified "at least two to four" sites they consider promising and plan to meet with the Ricketts within the next 10 days, CBS Chicago reports.

Previously, Rosemont also pitched a deal aimed at luring the Cubs from the Friendly Confines.

The "framework" of a $500 million deal to renovate Wrigley was approved in April, but ironing out the details has proven tense. Specifically, the nearby rooftop owners are threatening to sue over the team's plan to add giant outfield signage that could block the rooftop businesses' customers' views.

Meanwhile, a Ricketts family spokesman told the Tribune "there are no plans" at the moment to listen to appeals from any suburbs hoping to land the Cubs.